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Pacific Media Watch is compiled for the Pacific Media Centre as a regional media freedom and educational resource by a network of journalists, students, stringers and commentators.

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Climate crisis and the global coronavirius pandemic are key themes along with new research methodology strategies in the latest Pacific Journalism...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk West Papuan leaders have begun forming a "provisional government" in defiance of a crackdown by Indonesian security forces and have pledged...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Academics, journalists and students today raised the West Papuan flag - an act banned in Indonesia and punishable by up to...

By Katarina Williams, a senior reporter of Stuff Stuff has introduced a new company charter with Te Tiriti o Waitangi at its core, after a...

COMMENT: By Ena Manuireva and Tony Fala in Auckland Tomorrow – November 25 – is D-Day for Tahitian pro-independence leader Oscar Temaru’s trial in New...

By Robert Iroga in Honiara A legal challenge will be filed in the High Court this week in a bid to block the Solomon Islands...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Philippine authorities should independently investigate the circumstances surrounding the killing of journalist Ronnie Villamor and hold those responsible to account, says...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A young West Papuan musician, Kris Douw, who has written many powerful protest songs against Indonesia's illegal military occupation in his...

By Laurens Ikinia in Auckland Media freedom defenders from Commonwealth countries have criticised many governments across the world that threaten and censor the work of...

COMMENT: By Wendy Amangongo Twenty years ago, the Solomon Islands government put restrictions on the media during and after the State of Public Emergency. This...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Indonesian police have arrested 54 participants of a public hearing organised by the Papuan People's Council (MPR) this week at the...

By Robert Iroga in Honiara Struggling businesses have expressed concerns and international media rights groups have condemned the Solomon Islands government’s proposal to temporarily ban...

By Georgina Kekea in Honiara The Solomon Islands cabinet has agreed to ban the world’s biggest social networking platform Facebook in the country. The submission for...

By Laurens Ikinia in Auckland A new study on the impact of social media in the Pacific during the covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has warned about...

By Rachel Wong in Hong Kong Hong Kong’s government-funded broadcaster, Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), is under fire again. Last week, police arrested freelance TV producer...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A radio journalist has been shot dead outside his home by two gunmen on a motorcycle, Philippines police said - four...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom has called for a voluntary certification programme for Australian journalists as an essential step towards building...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk An American columnist and high tech expert has apologised to the people of New Zealand over the “scary” experience of authoritarian...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is reported to have become the first world leader to publicly congratulate US President-elect Joe Biden...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A leading New Zealand newspaper has branded the knife-edge US presidential election as a "nightmare" scenario in response to fears of...

By RNZ Pacific The court case in New Caledonia brought by French Polynesia's pro-independence leader Oscar Temaru against the French prosecutor over the Faa'a community...

A clip from This Is Not A Movie, a 2020 documentary by about Robert Fisk. Video: Doc Edge Festival Veteran journalist Robert Fisk, who for...